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Update Slack status during new Google Calendar events

  1. When this happensStep 1: Event Start

  2. Then do thisStep 2: Set Status

Sometimes there's no time to let the team know you're busy during back to back calls. Zapier can help ensure your Slack status is up to date during your next meeting—or whatever event—once you set up this automation. From then on, Zapier will set your Slack status to indicate you're busy 5 minutes before the Google Calendar event starts, and clear the status once it ends, saving you from the trouble of awkwardly trying to tell the team you can't get back to them at the moment.

Note: The lead time before setting a status can be customized to any amount of time you want - 5 mins, an hour, or more

How this Google Calendar-Slack integration works

  1. A new event is about to start on Google Calendar
  2. Zapier sets a Slack status for you at the pre-defined time before the event begins
  3. Zapier then waits until the event is over on Google Calendar and clears out your status

Apps involved

  • Google Calendar
  • Slack
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It's easy to connect Google Calendar + Slack and requires absolutely zero coding experience—the only limit is your own imagination.

All Triggers & Actions

New Calendar

Triggers when a calendar is created.

Event Ended

Triggers when an event ends.

InstantNew or Updated Event

Triggers when an event is created or updated (except when it's cancelled).

New Event Matching Search

Triggers when an event is created that matches a search.

Invite User To Channel

Invite an existing User to an existing Channel. You must be a member of the channel to invite someone to it.

Event Cancelled

Triggers when an event is cancelled or deleted.

Event Start

Triggers a specified time before an event starts.

InstantNew Event

Triggers when an event is created.

Add Reminder

Adds a reminder for yourself or a teammate, just like the /remind slash command.

Send Channel Message

Post a new message to a specific #channel you choose. Can also schedule a message for later.

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